Discounts are never an easy thing to deal with. They very much change, depending on the mood, the business environment, the type of work, the industry and what I can get away with. I have set a policy, many times, but the policy change on regular basis.
As I get busier, I give less and less discounts, but give more and more extras. I wrote about this in: Discounts
- On stock: I have already spent the money on the photo shoot. I have spent the time processing and key wording the photos. I will give up to 20% as a discount. Never gone past 20%.
- On photo shoots: No discount, unless it's a new industry that I want to learn from, here we go again with the changing policies, but I will give some extras as explained in: Discounts
When somebody asks for a deeper discount, I always answer:
"I can't afford to go out of business!"
What will they answer? "I want you to go out of business" or...